A Piece of Peace: Book Review of “Sanctuary” by Terry Hershey

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This is the kind of book you read, re-read, underline passages from and mark notes in. It’s like a handbook for enjoying your own little piece of peace. [Read more...]

Claiming Soul Space: On Creating Sanctuary in Your Life

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By Terry Hershey, author Sanctuary: Creating a Space for Grace in Your Life Everyone has a sanctuary, if only in the mind. Even if we can’t say what it is, we know of its power. It is a place where we feel grounded, unhurried, and renewed. We go there whenever we can, which never seems [Read More...]

Atheist Awakening: A Q&A with Researchers Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith

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“By “awakening” we mean that atheists and even agnostics are becoming more public about their secularism and are more interested in what can be called collective identity—forming a larger community, creating new organizations, and engaging in activism on a number of issues, such as pressing for stricter church-state separation.” – Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith, authors, [Read More...]

Breakdancing and Power Tools: The Importance of Male Friendships

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“Ten years after my best friend’s funeral he is still shaping my life. He’s shaping it from the path he helped to put me on. And he’s shaping it through the lessons learned from our friendship. As a result, I am motivated daily to be that friend to others.” – Roger W. Thompson, Author of My Best [Read More...]

I Am Grateful He Is Gone

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By Scott LeRette Author, The Unbreakable Boy: A Father’s Fear, A Son’s Courage, and A Story of Unconditional Love This last August my son, Richard Austin, went to college. We’d always thought the empty nest would be so easy and so welcome—for Teresa, Logan, and me. Living with Austin is more challenging than I can [Read More...]

The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: A Q&A with Author Annie Kagan

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“Remember, the light is always inside you. And every day, by remembering it, you feed it, and it will grow. When life is joyous, the light will be there. When there is hardship, the light will also be there.” – Annie Kagan, author, The Afterlife of Billy Fingers\ Now Featured at the Patheos Book Club: The Afterlife [Read More...]

The Unbreakable Boy: A Q&A with Author Scott LeRette

“We are all broken, flawed and imperfect, and I want to encourage people that embracing ‘different’ is right and sound and good. I want to challenge readers to shed fear and ignorance and know that, even if faced with enormous obstacles, decisions, and setbacks, you can come out stronger.” — Scott LeRette, author, The Unbreakable [Read More...]


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